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i have a book signing today and tomorrow i'll be at books a million in ehrhardt, florida. i'm taking off the coat. i'm going to florida, baby. >> bill: good morning, everybody. there are new claims of intimidation to the obama administration bully a witness into staying quiet? that's what the attorney for an f.b.i. informant who blew the whistle on the uranium deal saying her client was threatened to stay out of public view. that's about to change. you've almost made it, folks. it's friday. >> sandra: actually friday. we thought it was yesterday. we made it. i'm sandra smith. the claims come only a day after the justice department lifted a gag order on the informant allowing him to testify what if any corruption he witnessed as the uranium company sale went down. his lawyer said he is ready to go public.
>> it will take him a couple of weeks and i will meet with him and we will prepare and be very organized in how we can make a presentation. then we will meet with committee staff, maybe some members, but certainly it will be low key and it will not be in the public. there will be no big lights. it will be just an introduction between my client and the congressional committee to see what there is. >> bill: the search for answers continues. chris stirewalt out of d.c. good morning to you. do you get the sense we are about to move the ball forward on this? >> not really. these committees on the hill are political vehicles is what they do. they tend to be leak machines. so what goes on as we witnessed in the obama years now we're witnessing in the trump years. you dangle stuff in front of them and it's a good opportunity to get leaks on stories and try to get -- in that way i guess you say you move the ball forward.
you bring into public view things that had previously been occluded. >> bill: yesterday peter king knew about the deal when it was going down and it didn't make sense to him and he raised flags. a lot of people didn't pay attention. >> we also have to remember we reported this. bret baier, peter swietser, new york sometimes reported the heck out of this in 2016 talked about the points of contact between the house of clinton incorporated and this deal and all of that stuff. and it looked very unusual to say the least. and now as we find out more, it sure doesn't look any better. why did this happen? why was it allowed to happen? how did this go on? i think we are going to find out some stuff about that decision making process. >> bill: there had to be several members of government and possibly cabinet members who knew about it.
they will be questioned if that's the case. what do we believe this informant brings to the story next? >> well, i have no earthly idea and i don't know whether this person is going to be rightly defined as a whistleblower or what his or her situation in. i got nothing. however, what we do know is that for many in washington, particularly for democrats and the obama administration, they didn't really turn the corner on the menace of vladimir putin's russia until very late in the game. remember, once upon a time they mocked mitt romney in 2012 for calling them the greatest threat to the united states. 2015, 2016 before they said wait a minute, this guy may not be on the level. >> bill: if he was told to stay quiet and intimidated we wait to find out why and what they were trying to keep quiet if that's the case. have a good weekend, chris stirewalt in d.c. happy friday.
>> to you as well. >> bill: a lot more coming up. the attorney for the under cover f.b.i. informant is victoria toensing. she is here live and kellyanne conway is live at 9:20 eastern time. >> sandra: a lot to get to with her. president trump holding back hundreds of files from the document dump on the assassination of president kennedy. -- in the end there will be great transparency. it is my hope to get just about everything to public. kristin fisher live from public. what have we seen so far? >> there is a lot to unpack here. one of the things getting the most attention is an anonymous call made to a reporter in london 25 minutes before jfk was shot. according to the files just released the caller said only
the cambridge news reporter should call the american embassy in london for big news and then hung up. we're also learning more about lee harvey oswald, the man believed to have killed jfk and shot and killed himself two days later. oswald was intercepted speaking with a kgb official two months prior to the assassination and a cuban intelligence officer was caught on a secret channel saying that oswald was a good shot because he knew him. so it's now very clear on the day that oswald was shot that the f.b.i. director j. edgar hoover knew just how many americans might doubt oswald's guilt. he said the thing i'm concerned about and so is the deputy attorney general at the time is having something issued so we can convince the public that oswald is the real assassin so there is a ton of interesting information in these files. sandra, nothing that is going to put this mystery to rest once and for all. in fact, as you saw from the last statement from hoover, it
may only fuel the conspiracy theories even more. >> sandra: we saw some but not all of the files. when will the rest be released? >> president trump placed them under a six-month review. he said i have no choice to accept the redactions rather than allow harm to our nation's security. the c.i.a. is promising that every single one of the roughly 18,000 documents will ultimately be released and sandra they have a deadline of next april to do it. we should learn a lot more over the next few months. >> sandra: thank you. and one of the people who is very disappointed about all of this is political scientist larry sab otto. he said 54 years since the assassination and we'll have to wait another six months to maybe see the good stuff. more of his thoughts when we speak to him in our next hour.
>> bill: a lot of disappointed in that guy. we got a lot of information. the question is what came public and what was held back? >> sandra: the president seems to say we will eventually see. >> bill: now you are dubious. will it all come out? 180 days to figure that out. i have the opportunity to sit down with the undercover, the first undercover islamic f.b.i. operative to go public. al qaeda knew him by his alias. his real identity is a national secret. he worked among al qaeda terrorists operating in the u.s. dedicating himself to the war on terror. he wrote a book called american radical inside the world of an undercover muslim f.b.i. agent. a short preview of what we talked about. so you're aware his identity and voice have been altered for this interview. >> bill: what did they teach you in order to do what
you did >> the art of conversation, it is knowing how to present an image of yourself, getting close to someone, getting them to trust you, and then finding out what their true intentions are. >> bill: you make the point, though, to be effective the target has to choose you. how do you do that? >> we have a subject that we suspect as ill intentions toward our country, is a threat to our nation. i get to study him. i get to learn his pattern of life. i get to find the best person i can be and insert myself into that life as quickly as possible in an effort to gain information. >> bill: fascinating
information about his life story and how everything changed for him after 9/11. by the way, his whole face has been filled with prosthetics so you do not recognize this man now that he is under cover. >> sandra: imagine you can't tell that. a man who lives with the terrorists. i can't wait to hear more of his story. >> bill: it is a little bit of an adjustment for the voice. the information he provides is really groundbreaking. >> sandra: it was a nail biter. house republicans got that budget done. that means it is time for tax reform. so where do we go from here? we'll speak with the chair woman of the house budget committee coming up in minutes. >> there are a lot of causes for concern and i'm glad that some folks in the media are finally talking about the real collusion with russia, and that is with the clinton campaign and dnc on both matters. >> bill: the white house is on offense after the bombshell the dnc and clinton team helped
finance that anti-trump dossier. what has hillary clinton said about this? so far hardly a thing. we'll talk about that in a moment. >> sandra: plus police in tampa releasing new video of someone they're calling a person of interest as they hunt for a possible serial killer. >> we're not saying that this person is the suspect but why after this long we've had this video out there for so long, why have they not come forward?
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>> sandra: this is a fox news alert. more good news for the economy. the commerce department saying the u.s. economy grew at a rate of 3% in the third quarter. the boost coming thanks to strong investment by businesses and the news adds the strong gdp results in the second quarter. this is the best six-month stretch of economic growth for this country dating back to 2014. >> if there was anyone colluding with the russians to influence the election no further than the clintons and the dnc. this is hypocrisy at its highest level. i think it may be a new low in american politics. everything that the clinton campaign and the dnc were falsely accusing this president of doing over the past year they were actually doing themselves. >> bill: the white house slamming hillary clinton, sarah sanders with us yesterday after the report her campaign and the dnc paid up to $9 million for an attorney to retain a research firm behind that trump
dossier. what has hillary clinton said about all this? matt schlapp former political director and chairman of the american conservative union and leslie marshall, talk show host from l.a. and good day to both of you. leslie, i haven't heard an official response from her. i don't know why. i think the one answer in the week was baloney. what's taking so long and what explains that >> there are a couple of reasons. her staffers say she really didn't know anything about this until buzz feed reported it. >> bill: do you think it's true? >> although republicans think it's a huge deal it is not a huge deal. it is very common for consultants to be hired or in this case a law firm to be hiring a consultant firm to dig up dirt on one's opponent. this was not hillary clinton writing the check to the russians. we know that an unnamed and hoping soon named republican originally started this.
we also know the dossier does not derail an investigation that we are seeing on a federal level by mr. mueller. >> bill: that's pretty good. it's all research and baloney. >> so when don junior gets a call from somebody who is associated with russia and is russian, it's called collusion and they say how disgusting that he was actually taking a meeting in the email where it says we have dirt on hillary clinton. that somehow is treeson but when the dnc and her self-appointed chair spend $9 million to go through a law firm so that they had legal privilege and that it would be harder to get the records, hire a spy, a former spy to go to russia to pay off putin cronies to find out dirt on donald
trump and russia, that's just research, that's all it is. there are serious criminal questions involved in this whole thing. >> bill: hillary clinton didn't know anything about it. debbie wasserman-schultz knew nothing about it and john podesta. you have people like richard b*ur. this opens up a whole new line of questioning. >> it opens up a line of questioning but disagree with matt there. this is not criminal. one of the reasons it is not criminal is when you look at what is allowed legally with campaigns and funding. this is a law firm and these were legal fees documented. when you have a contractor hired you are not legally required to have a vendor and subcontractor and a subcontractor reported. there is nothing criminal here. i think it will get thrown out. >> bill: maybe in the endlessly -leslie is right.
let's except it's not criminal. i thought the most relevant question all week was asked by trey gowdy. not so important about who paid for it but who relied on the information and where did it take them. the unmasking. isn't that the next intriguing and more fascinating aspect of this investigation? >> two aspects. the first is that what's good for the goose is good for the gander. if the charge is we have to have a special counsel because there was -- the charge was there was inappropriate interaction with putin's government on the team trump. they can't turn around and say there is no problem getting research from the same characters. james comey, if he had not been relieved by the president of the united states after these revelations he would have to be fired. the man did something the most
inappropriate thing i've ever heard of an f.b.i. picking up the research from the clinton campaign and taking it and activating it as an f.b.i. project going to a fisa court to then go and implement the hillary clinton campaign. this is disgusting. >> bill: i'll sum it up for you. did you use this information to spy on americans? keep that in mind as we go forward. thank you matt and leslie out of l.a. thanks to both of you today. 19 past. >> sandra: a lot more coming up on that big story. the president believing he has vindication over the russian collusion issue. a lot of reaction on that coming up. trump declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency and opening up about his brother's struggles with addiction. kellyanne conway is here and we'll get her take on all of this. >> i had a brother, fred, great guy. he was substantially older and i listened to him and i
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>> sandra: president trump getting personal yesterday while speaking on the opioid epidemic where the president declared it a public health emergency. president trump opening up about his brother, fred, who had a long battle with alcoholism. that eventually led to his death. >> i had a brother, fred, great guy. he had a problem with alcohol and he would tell me, don't drink. he would say it over and over and over again. and to this day i have never
had a drink. i had somebody that guided me and he had a very, very, very tough life because of alcohol, believe me, very, very, tough, tough life. he was a strong guy but it was a tough, tough thing that he was going through. but i learned because of fred -- >> sandra: joining me now is kellyanne conway. thank you for coming on this morning. you can tell it was a very personal moment for the president. >> very personal and passionate. at that moment the president was acting as both the president in charge of this public health emergency act and calling us all to action nationwide indeed but also donald trump establishing kinship and empathy who are everyday heroes on the front lines, the first responders, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, faith based organization representative and family members who have lost their loved ones to this scourge and i thought it was a
poignant moment and echoed what melania trump said. drug addiction can happen to anyone. 64,000 deaths just last year, 175 americans die every single day. if that happened to almost any other source we would all stop and snap our attention and take a look at that. terrorist act, plane crash, let's stop and take a look. that's the president's message and a great message for our youth to see this. the most powerful man in the world has a story he is willing to share about addiction close to home. >> sandra: he was very passionate and declared we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. he declared a public health emergency. there is an important distinction there. it was somewhat expected he would declare a national emergency. there is a distinction there. democrats are pointing that out. nancy pelosi weighing in saying it's words without money. it seems there are some upset
this does not go far enough as far as funding for this crisis. >> they're incorrect. let me say a couple of things. first the commission led by governor chris christie that i work closely with here, they made two recommendations in their interim report. if the president was going to declare a national emergency, which he did, he would have two mechanisms. one is the stafford act. that's used for instances like hurricanes. the other is this public health emergency act, the vehicle the president has chosen. as a vehicle, that calls on congress to appropriate the funding but it also allows immediately some moving around of funds toward the opioid crisis and the drug demand reduction overall. it allows the department of labor to help the opioid displacement money for workers displaced because of the drug demand crisis and people can read it. the president talked about yes,
-- this administration has spent $1 billion in the effected areas. in addition, the president supported the senate health bill that never got a vote. $45 billion. one democrat would vote for that, t $45 billion in the health vote. i would ask the senators, take a look at the healthcare bill. >> sandra: it is a select group of democrats critical of that. he is being applauded by many of on his move there. we are limited on time. i want to get to uranium one. the f.b.i. informant can speak. his lawyer is coming up on this show in moments. did the president direct that gag order to be lifted himself? >> it was a judiciary chairman chuck grassley last week asked the f.b.i. and department of justice to do that. there are some reports that the president interfered, the president weighed it. it's not unusual for a president to weigh in but chairman grassley got that
party started last week when he asked the department of justice to allow the f.b.i. informant to speak. >> sandra: has -- >> i'm not in the white house counsel's office. i want to say something about the entire story and why it's important. you even have democrats looking at it. we've had everybody obsessed for a year now because of the phony baloney dossier it turns out the clintons and dnc paid millions of dollars for. didn't help them. she lost anyway. >> sandra: does the president feel any vindication? >> i think he has said as much and urging folks to take a look at the other side of the coin now, the real russia connection here has to do with the dnc and clinton campaign perhaps. we know it was hillary clinton who was secretary of state while russians were trying to infiltrate the united states to get an advantage on what ended up being 20% of the uranium going to a russian interest.
it is her husband who gave a speech in russia for half a million dollars. i don't think it's difficult to americans for connect the dots and that's what people don't like about people in power abusing that power. let's let the investigators do their job. it was chairman grassley who asked for the informant to speak. in the interest of transparency let's let him speak. >> sandra: we thank you for your time this morning. >> bill: 9:29 in new york. the rare story, undercover agent who has taken his story public. both his face and voice have been disguised. name a national secret. meet the f.b.i. agent who infiltrates terrorists in america and canada for a living. >> these are their ideas, these are their overt acts and their intentions. whether it's a good idea, a great idea, or somewhere in the middle, it doesn't matter. those are their intentions.
>> look at the big step we took today. an enormous step in a direction for getting tax cuts for middle class families and tax reform into law, done. >> sandra: the budget passed yesterday in a squeaker amid defections from a group of republicans rebelling against the elimination of the state and local tax deduction. so close that even speaker paul ryan stepped in to vote. president trump tweeted. now for biggest tax cuts. joining me now is tennessee congresswoman diane black chair woman of the house budget committee. thank you for coming on with us. so it passed but it wasn't easy. >> well, it was not. it was just right on the brim there but we were able to get it passed. as you said in the teaser we did have some people from those states that have high taxes,
property and income tax, that were concerned about what the final product will be. we were encouraging them to vote for this because it gets us to tax reform. >> sandra: let's talk about some of those republicans that voted no. 20 of them to be exact. many from new jersey and new york. the local tax deduction is an issue. how do you plan to make them happy? >> that's a dial we're trying to turn. when you have a tax code this large if you turn a dial one way it affects something somewhere on the other side. we're working with them. the chairman has been meeting with them, listening and find a way we can make them happy with what we will be doing at the end of the day. >> sandra: you have said that passing this budget, which has happened is the golden key to unlock historic tax reform. the president told it once in a generation tax reform and tax cuts. will we see generational tax reform? >> i think the american people
have won. yesterday they were the true winners especially those in the middle income. that is really what our goal is to make sure we give tax relief to those in the middle income but also stimulate the economy. this would be a jolt to the economy. we've been in the doll drums for the last eight years and it would help us to have a job growth, increase in wages. this is going to be a real boom for those especially in the middle income. >> sandra: we got gdp numbers this morning. 3% growth. the economy is moving along here. there is hopes that passing this and moving on with tax reform would speed things up more. the 401k matter that applies to so many americans. there is concern about this. the president said earlier don't worry about it, nothing happens. there is some uncertainty there. can you weigh in on that? >> i can. our goal is to make sure that people can keep money and put it away and save for their years when they age because we know that social security and
medicare, that's a difficulty. we have to address both of those. >> sandra: will there be change to the current setup? >> when we come up with our plan people will be happy about the kinds of advantages they'll have with saving. we want them to save and we want to encourage them to save. our policies will show that. >> sandra: what does the mark-up process look like now? >> right now we'll finish up some of the end pieces, as i say. there are some dials to be turned. we'll finish that and marking up very soon and getting the plan out. we hope the senate will do the same. we want to get this done before the christmas holiday. >> sandra: thank you for joining us this morning. >> bill: rolling on now. jam-packed show on friday. the gag order lifted. an f.b.i. informant can talk to congress. his attorney is our guest live. the first undercover muslim f.b.i. agent to go public, face and disguise and voice altered. his story in his own words
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>> bill: a rare sbier -- interview. the first undercover muslim f.b.i. agent to go public. he was known to al qaeda and spent his life defending our nation getting into al qaeda. he wrote a book. the book is out now. just so you are aware his identity entirely altered for matters of national security. here now is his story. >> bill: you are working as a
police detective in new jersey and you decide to make a career change. how come? >> well, 9/11 was devastating to all of us in the country. it was personal to me on a different level. after it was immediately discovered that 19 hijackers were muslims, all of a sudden my faith got put on the forefront and was called out as evil. and it is not my faith, that's not what i recognize when we were all attacked on 9/11. so i wanted to dedicate my career and my life to combating this evil and hoping i had somewhat of a hand in -- >> bill: what did they teach you in order to do what you did?
>> it's just the overarching skill set of talking to people. the art of conversation. knowing how to generate a conversation with a complete stranger which you would be surprised is pretty much a lost art nowadays. but it is knowing how to present an image of yourself, getting close to someone, getting them to touch you, and then finding out what their true intentions are. >> bill: you make the point, though, to be effective the target has to choose you. >> yes, sir. >> bill: how do you do that? >> well, it's human nature. think about what that person has to say to you to make you want to be their friend. otherwise the relationship would never blossom naturally.
so i get -- [inaudible] when we have a subject that we suspect as ill intentions toward our country, is a threat to our nation, i get to study him. i get to learn his pattern of life. i get to find the best person i can be and insert myself into that life as quickly as possible in an effort to get the threat. >> bill: your target is a 32-year-old tunisian. the canadian government is suspicious of him and they were listening to his phone calls. it is now 2012 and you are on a flight from houston, texas, to san jose, california. how did you get him to choose you? >> i did my homework and i was hoping to be able to generate a conversation with him to get him to believe that i was a like-minded brother. but because of a mix-up in seats, we were both standing and he -- his english wasn't
that good so he saw an arab face, he approached me. he greeted me. and when i responded in kind and i spoke in his native tongue he was relieved. i helped him communicate with the flight attendant and he immediately asked the flight attendant if we could sit together. >> bill: in the months and years after that you have dinners and you have trips here in new york, you have trips in canada. why do you think he trusted you? >> i think he wanted to believe that i was who i said i was. he absolutely wanted to believe because that radical mindset, they know that they are a pariah, if they were to -- if he were to bump into a muslim-american and he starts spewing his beliefs, they would shun him or criticize him. but because i didn't do that,
and he was able to check me out so to speak, who i said i was, it all was exactly what he wanted and that's what we want to do. we wanted to give him a like-minded brother that sympathized and had the same ideology as him so he could trust me, in time, to reveal his plans. >> bill: you write about a time when you were in toronto. you are in the basement of this building. you are with your target and three others and you weren't quite sure you were going to get out alive. >> my number one skill set, our number one weapon, i should say, is our minds and our mouths. we're not navy seals or military men. we have the art of conversation on our tool belt. when we suspect we're being vetted, know your answers, know it better than you know
yourself and trust people behind the scenes to make sure that you're real and that should do it. >> bill: there are those who believe that part of your job leads to entrapment. what would you say to that claim? >> absolutely, positively, no. for starters, it has never -- that has never been a defense successfully argued in the united states in any national security covert operation but let me take it one step further, bill. every subject that i or someone like me, we get in front of, is a predicated subject which simply means this individual -- there is plenty of evidence to suggest that he or she is a threat to our country. and even then only until every investigative means in exhausted does the undercover technique come into play. that's a last resort.
it's a professional law enforcement officer trained in not being the driving force behind any plot. these are their ideas, these are their overt acts and their intentions. whether it's a good idea, a great idea, or somewhere in the middle, it doesn't matter. those are their intentions. so i ask you, for those that say that, what would you have us do? would you like us to see what happens or would you like law enforcement to stop them dead in their tracks? >> bill: he came to new york, you gave him a tour of time square. he came to new york you gave him a tour of ground zero. what did he say when he was in lower manhattan? >> i never wanted to take anyone to the target near ground zero. it just so happened that the apartment that we were staying -- he was staying at happened to be near it. and at the end of about 2 1/2 weeks of hearing his hatred in
planning the deaths of thousands of americans and canadians it was wearing on me a little bit. it was 24/7. it was exhausting. there was a lot going on behind is scenes that i was dealing with and when i dropped him off that night, he put his arm around me, started rubbing his beard, looked up at the freedom tower and said tamar, this town needs another 9/11 and we are going to give it to them. and that was the first time in my career that i had a physical reaction. something the subject says. it's easier when you are sitting in a restaurant talking about planting an ied. i'm able to keep that wall up. 9/11 was to personal to me and for him to stand there and say what he said the way that he said it, i almost lost myself that night. >> bill: it is now april of 2013 and the boston marathon
has just been bombed. the canadian authorities have been listening to his phone calls for some time now decide to make a move. your operation is over. how did you feel that day? >> the boots on the ground, my contact agent, we felt that there was a lot of work left to be done. >> bill: also that day you still believed there was a sleeper cell here in the u.s. >> yes, sir. >> bill: was that real or imagined? >> it all depends on who you ask but if you are asking me, yeah, i believe it's real, of course. he was not a liar. >> bill: that's his story and a lot of folks writing it already they don't believe he was in the skies. it takes four hours to get made up for that particular interview as of yesterday. you heard what he talked about, the art of the conversation and why did he choose you? he chose him because he chose
to see somebody in him that he wanted to see. a brother in arms is how he termed it. >> sandra: that's physical reaction to that moment when he was standing in new york city. >> bill: downtown. >> sandra: unbelievable. >> bill: wanted to take him out at that point. this guy is living a life now which is all made up. if he makes one move that's a mistake it costs him his life. next hour what it's like to live undercover and the state of our intel today when it comes to that hand-to-hand contact in a world that's filled with technology. his responses on that coming up next hour. >> sandra: all right. meanwhile a potential break in the case as police hunt a possible serial killer in tampa. why this new video could hold some very important clues. >> we believe that this person has ties to this neighborhood and we want to speak to them. prudential asked these couples: how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them.
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>> bill: world series resumes in houston. the astros return home after a wild victory. eight home runs between the dodgers and astros. series died one game apiece. the first pitch 8:10 eastern. they go back to houston. good series so far. let's keep it rolling. good for america, just saying. >> sandra: got my attention. new developments in the murders that have rocked a tampa neighborhood. a new video showing a person of interest. as you can see him walking near the scene of the first murder on october 9th. we have the details from our new york city newsroom. what are police saying about this new video? >> the tampa police department is asking the public for help identifying this person of interest in the investigation into who is responsible for three murders within 10 days of
one another in the seminole heights neighborhood of tampa. police say this new surveillance video was taken october 9th showing a man in a hoodie running away from the scene of the first murder. the video was taken on a street close to the shooting and around the same time as the crime. police believe this man has ties to the neighborhood and could be key to solving all three murders but is not necessarily a suspect. >> i've come up with four reasons why this person is running. one, they may be late for dinner. two, they are out exercising. three, they heard gunshots. and number four, they just murdered benjamin mitchell. >> the video shows him flipping his phone with his right hand which could be a habit that could help identify this person. crimestoppers tampa bay is offering a $35,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest. >> sandra: why do they believe
these three murderers are all related? >> they were all shot within a half mile. alone and not robbed when they were killed and all three were bus riders on october 9th, benjamin mitchell was shot waiting for a bus. two days later 32-year-old monica was murdered and on october 19th a 20-year-old mildly autistic man was shot dead on the sidewalk 200 yards from where benjamin was killed. police are knocking on doors and patrolling the neighborhood. the mayor is imploring his officers yesterday to, quote, bring his head to me in terms of the person who is responsible for all three murders. sandra. >> sandra: what a story. >> bill: what a week it has been for president trump and how was the week? congress moving the ball forward on a tax reform plan. that's next for the hill. the president saying he has been vindicated by the news that hillary clinton and the dnc helped fund the anti-trump dossier. chris wallace breaks all of
>> sandra: president trump winding down what has been a big week for him and his administration after the news that the clinton campaign and the dnc paid millions of dollars to help fund the opposition research that went into that anti-trump dossier. welcome to a new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer. it is friday, folks, the white house now returning serves slamming the hillary clinton team accusing it of hypocrisy over russian collusion. kellyanne conway reacting to that moments ago on "america's newsroom." >> the phony baloney dossier it turns out the clintons and dnc paid millions of dollars for. she lost anyway. >> sandra: does the president feel vindication for what has come out on that? >> he has said as much and urging folks to take a look at the other side of the coin now, the real russian connection here has to do with the dnc and
clinton campaign perhaps. we know it was hillary clinton who was secretary of state while russians were trying to infiltrate the united states to get an advantage on what ended up being 20% of the uranium going to a russian interest. >> bill: that from last hour. this from now. kevin corke live from the white house. good morning there. >> good morning. listen, kellyanne conway is saying exactly almost word for word what i heard from a senior administration official just last night talking about this idea that you can say all you want about media reports of russian collusion with the trump campaign but when rubber meets the road they're pointing to the details we've begun to learn in particular about this dossier. we're talking about $9 million spent by the dnc and clinton campaign for this largely discredited dossier allegedly supposed to tie the trump campaign and russia. it didn't happen. certainly hasn't appeared at least hard concrete evidence
hasn't been any proof. so listen, this is where we are. let me share a bit of what the president is saying about this. i'm going to tell you this probably happened 10 minutes ago. i'm on twitter all day long because it's my job to know what the president is tweeting. he just tweeted this. it is now commonly agreed after many months of costly looking that there was no russia collusion between the trump campaign and his. was to look for more details there. >> bill: we'll wait on that. the white house, what did they
expect from congress in terms of a timeline on tax reform, tax cut, or the tax business how it comes out? is there a date they talk about now, kevin? >> i'm glad you asked. listen, i talked to john roberts our chief white house correspondent. mean somehow they push this thing over the finish line even sooner than that remains anyone's guess. it is clear that the president is excited now that the budget is off the table. now they can move forward on tax reform. let me share what the president had to say about paul ryan and the fact that republicans were finally able to get something done on the budget. they passed that yesterday. now for biggest tax cuts. here is speaker paul ryan. >> this was an enormous step in the direction of getting
comprehensive tax reform and tax cuts for middle class families over the line into the law, done. that's what -- are you okay? so this budget that we just passed, that is really important for getting tax reform done. >> really important indeed. 216-212. how soon might it happen? we'll watch our but obviously the revelations about hillary clinton and the democrats and the clinton campaign buying or funding that russian dossier certainly blunts a lot of the efforts to
talk about trump collusion and then the victory yesterday on passing the budget. i will say these are short term victories for the president but they are long-term impact is still to be determined. on the one hand the fact that hillary clinton or at least her campaign and the dnc was doing business with a foreign national, a british spy to get information from the russians for this dossier certainly blunts the idea well, it was the trump campaign and it was outrageous the trump campaign was having anything to do with the russians to maybe effect at the election. this is far more evidence we've ever seen involving president trump and his campaign that the democrats were directly involved in trying to get information from the russians to affect the 2016 campaign. having said that we still don't know about robert mueller, the investigation. both things could be true that both sides were trying to get aid from a russians and it
seems true the russians were playing both sides to try to disrupt the election. we have to wait and see. there is more evidence at this point of democratic collusion with the russians than there is republican collusion with the russians. as far as the victory in the budget is concerned, a big victory, important first step but it was a very close vote. >> sandra: it was close. >> 20 republicans voted against it. it only passed by two votes and the fact is they weren't even taking up tax reform. they were taking up the first step to allow them to take up tax reform. i promise you, this tax reform will be declared dead and alive and dead again a dozen times between now and when the story is finally written by the end of the year. >> sandra: that makes me want to ask you, chris. do you think this gets done at all? if it does, when does it get done? people are talking about thanksgiving, christmas. does it go into spring of next year? >> it conceivably -- look, we
saw how complicated and how much longer healthcare reform took than anybody expected and in the end it failed. that was 18% of the economy repealing and replacing obamacare. this is 100% of the economy and as you know, from your business experience, sandra, everything that you put in or take out of the tax code creates winners and losers just one example and why you got the 20 votes against it yesterday is the idea of taking away the deduction that some people take for when they pay their state and local taxes they can deduct that from federal taxes. in high-tax states like new york and california, that's a lot of money. that's a big hit. and you have some republicans in those states and they all voted against this because they want to see that provision, that idea for tax reform taken out. >> sandra: the big question is can everybody get together on this? paul ryan addressed that at his news conference yesterday and he said this. listen. >> the tax writers are working on the actual granular details
on how to make this framework work and we're working closely with the white house. there will be no surprises from our partners in the white house or senate when we do this. >> sandra: he was addressing whether lawmakers in the white house can get on the same page to get the ball rolling. >> there was an example just this week. look, cutting the rates is going to cost about $5 trillion. they have to find some way maybe not to pay for all of it but certainly to pay for 3 or 4 trillion of that and the offsets like taking away deductions. one of the ones they talked about was limiting how much money you can contribute tax-free to your 401k. it would save a trillion half dollars but the white house doesn't like that. there was a fight there this week between the white house and congress. >> sandra: i asked congresswoman black about the
401k thing. nobody seems to be committing to that at this point. there seems to be uncertainty there. chris wallace, a huge show coming up this weekend and you'll be talking about all of these issues and much more this sunday morning. you have got ohio governor john kasich and talk to trey gowdy, check your local listings for time. i hope i properly thanked chris wallace. are you still there? >> yes, i feel very well thanked. >> sandra: watch chris wallace this weekend. i jumped the gun. >> bill: that's the face of a grateful man right there. much more on our program coming up as we dig into all these issues. the attorney for the f.b.i. informant who blew the whistle on the uranium deal joins us in a few moments. plus a columnist writing about this for months about the trump dossier and the collusion scandal that no one has been talking about. "wall street journal" kimberly strassel joins us later.
>> sandra: her piece in the "wall street journal" is a big i told you so. she points out everyone along the trail who has raised red flags on this. a really important piece. more bombshells coming is what she says. defense secretary james mattis visiting the dmz and pushing for a peaceful solution to north korea. >> we're doing everything we can to solve it diplomatically. our diplomats have to be backed up by strong soldiers and sailors, airmen and marines. >> sandra: congressman adam kinzinger joins us next to discuss our options. >> bill: plus his face in the -- disguised and voice altered. the f.b.i. agent living a double life. >> a wedding without pulling the photographer aside.
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>> bill: what an ending to a loss at sea story in the pacific ocean. check it out. this is the moment the u.s. navy found two women and their dogs rescued at sea after five months in the open water. the two set sail out of hawaii bound for tahiti march. the trip went wrong. the mast was damaged and the engine died. distress calls and flares went unanswered for months. a taiwanese fishing vessel spotted them. contacted the u.s. navy and the women were rescued at that point. prepared for the worst. >> sandra: what a story. >> bill: they packed enough supplies, they say, for a year. kept them alive and the dogs are okay, too. good ending. >> sandra: all right. secretary of defense james mattis making his first trip to the demilitarized zone ahead of president trump's trip to asia in two weeks. mattis stressing a message of diplomacy at a time of tension with pyongyang.
>> as the u.s. secretary of state tillerson has made clear our goal is not war but rather the complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the korean peninsula. >> sandra: stressing diplomacy. what do you make of all this, adam kinzinger? >> diplomacy is what we want to do. ultimately the best way to get the situation done. the problem and where the president has been very smart in this for 25 years we've tried diplomacy but that's never been backed by a credible military option. what the north koreans do is they say sure, yeah, hey, bill clinton, give us food and help us with power issues and we won't nuclearized. they did. it happened after every administration. now they're close to completing
all the pieces. now the trump administration comes in 10 months ago with president obama saying this is your number one national security challenge, i hadn't heard president obama talk about up until that point. president trump saying man, we're three steps behind when we took over. we have to catch up. the hope is that diplomacy compels the chinese, the russians, the people utilizing north korean slave labor and also allowing commerce to transition across their borders to actually get on board with stopping this. >> sandra: have we seen a change in the rhetoric being used by the trump administration, the president himself when it comes to north korea, congressman? >> you haven't heard as much in the last month or last few weeks coming from president trump. i think there is some method to that. a lot of people say he is willy-nilly on twitter. i think there are some things he wish he wound put on twitter but some of these issues like with north korea there is benefit in the unpredictability. if you remember the story about kim jong-un and his regime
reaching out to republican strategists. they want to know what president trump is made of, what it shows is unpredictability actually makes them nervous and a little on edge and so i think what you saw is the president with that rhetoric for a purpose. now giving diplomacy a chance to work. he will head to asia and sees what happens there and it will be interesting when that trip is over what the tone is again. >> sandra: a change in the house. they approved the bipartisan legislation thursday slapping new sanctions on iran for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles. 423-2 to pass the measure. overwhelming support here. >> look, it always blows me away there are two people that vote against it. i would encourage people to look at who those two people are. this is an obvious thing. extremely bipartisan. when i asked mr. sullivan, who was part of negotiating under the obama administration the naoum lar agreement.
i said did you guys include ballistic missiles initially? we knew they would never agree to it and we pulled it off the table. the obama administration was determined to get an agreement from the first place. what we're doing now is going outside of the jcpoa and sanctioning iran for doing the kind of missile experiments or technology or development that we're seeing in north korea right now. the two go hand in hand. you don't develop ballistic missile capability like iran is without that being used ultimately for nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. >> sandra: senators yesterday in the pentagon briefing saying they want more answers on the deadly niger mission. senator john mccain had something to say about all this and his concern about isis spreading. listen. >> i am concerned about the spread of isis throughout africa and that's going on and it's part of it. unfortunately, they are -- the threat is growing.
>> sandra: the threat is growing says senator mccain. >> it is. look, i think we're in basically world war iii here. a low-grade version and not as intense in world war ii and i but we're fighting an enemy all over the world and it will be in places where isis is going to go and taking root. in niger we're using green beret and special ops to build indigenous forces to resist it. that's what they're supposed to do. and so i think had there been an isis presence in niger and we had no troops there you would have people screaming how come we didn't see this coming and why aren't we doing anything? we're leveraging the best and brightest of america to use folks in an indigenous region to defend their own country. >> sandra: congressman adam kinzinger, a lot going on. thanks for joining us. >> bill: 20 minutes past the hour. took more than 50 years and it
is still not complete. thousands of secret documents from the assassination of jfk have been released but others kept classified. what did we learn about that clear day in dallas? the f.b.i. informant in the uranium one sale to russia will now be talking with members of congress. what will he say about the clinton years, the obama administration, threatening her client? that's what the attorney claims and we'll talk to her about that claim in a matter of minutes live. >> was he aghast knowing what he knows? >> he was furious when this decision was made. he asked the f.b.i. why are we doing this?
>> bill: thousands of secret files are now public. yet others remained classified despite yesterday's mandated deadline. 54 years after the assassination of president kennedy national archives releasing 2800 documents. larry sabato wrote the book the kennedy half century. he is back with us now. i know you aren't entirely satisfied. however, just so our viewers know, this was a statement from the c.i.a., the current redactions were undertaken with the intent to protect information in the collection whose disclosure would harm national security. we've got the six-month extension on those matters that were not made public yesterday. however, what did we learn yesterday whether it's castro or martin luther king? there is a lot in those 2800 pages that are now released. >> i can only give you a partial answer. there are hundreds of thousands of pages.
it is 28 to 2900 document files but there are tons of things in each of those files. it will take us weeks and months to get through all of it. a couple of things that have intrigued me, little nuggets coming out as we comb through here after a very long night. one thing that i'm interested in and i was talking with some british reporters this morning, they are fascinated by one particular document that reports that just 25 minutes before the assassination, one of their newspapers received an ominous call from an anonymous individual saying get ready, there is big news coming out of america very shortly. i guess it could have been anything. i suppose it could have been a crank call, maybe coincidental but it is suspicious. >> bill: this 50-plus years ago, right? communication is -- was that delivered to a newsroom in london or was that here in the
u.s. >> no, it was in great britain. it was in great britain. >> bill: i'm suspicious of the timing of that. was it received before the shot was fired or somebody heard something passing it along. can we say definitively that that is the timeline now? >> no, all i can tell you is what's in the document. maybe the document is inaccurate. we just saw it. so i haven't had a chance to check it out. >> bill: you wanted the say something else. >> i was going to suggest another document that is very interesting is one involving two castro cuban intelligence people who were caught on a tap. this was in the mid-60s. they were talking about oswald and both of them claim to have known him and they claim to have known that he was a good shot. that is, they were commenting
on miss marksmanship. did they really know him? was it bragging between two individuals? it's impossible to say it was so long ago. you say surely the document has an evaluation. no, it doesn't. there are little nuggets here and there. scraps of gossip, an innuendo. it's a thousand piece puzzle and it will take us a long time to try to put this together if it's even possible. >> bill: i mentioned the castro assassination. this is one of the items uncovered. the plans involved a number of schemes and one instance involved contact with organized criminal elements. i know you wanted everything, you did not get it yet. maybe you get it by march of next year. what do you think is missing right now? >> well, i certainly want to know a great deal more about
that mexico city trip that everybody has revived. i think most americans have long forgotten about the fact that oswald went to mexico city for six days just seven weeks before the assassination. and he met with russian officials, including kgb agents at the russian embassy and he met with cuban intelligence and other people at the cuban embassy. and we simply don't know what he was doing most of the time he was down there. we know for sure he was at the two embassies. what did the c.i.a. really know, what did the f.b.i. find out? we don't know the full story there. and i think it's one of the real stones of this investigation. >> bill: a long weekend for you. enjoy the reading and we'll see what we find in there. >> sandra: fox news alert on a former f.b.i. informant who spoke out about a high-profile bribery case. now he says he was intimidated
by obama administration lawyers. his own lawyer victoria toensing joins us in moments. >> bill: last hour we brought you the story the undercover agent that helped take down terrorists in the u.s. his voice in disguise, his face has been made up. four hours worth of makeup. we talk to him in a moment to hear about living his double life and what he thinks about the status in the war on terror. >> i have traveled the world. worked with numerous government agencies. our own and other foreign partners. and there is no other program in the world like the f.b.i. undercover program and the men and women that operate in it. they are second to none. people would stare.
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bribery and kickbacks by russian investors. the informant's lawyer says the obama team intimidated her client telling him his reputation and liberty were at stake unless he dropped his case. the lawyer is victoria toensing. good morning to you in washington, d.c. thank you for being back here. i want to know why the gag order was lifted. was that -- >> because it was the right thing to do. >> bill: department of justice, senator grassley encouraged by the president, what was it or all three? >> i don't know the behind the scenes. i know i spoke to an f.b.i. lawyer who was quite professional. we had a very good dialogue and worked out a process for it to be released. >> bill: he can now speak with investigators on the hill, correct? and that will happen on the senate and house side. >> yes. >> bill: what is he going to tell them? >> i'm not going to go into that now. the proper process now is for him to get all his information together. for me to work with him for a
few days to be sure it's organized and we get it so it's structured and people can understand what we're saying. and then i'm sure he will be interviewed by staff. he won't appear immediately in front of the -- >> bill: i'm trying to figure out what he knows that would lend the credibility or the claim of corruption about this deal seven or eight years ago. >> there is no question that the russian company was corrupt. he has all the bribes and those are recorded and put into an indictment in 2014. that's not an issue. what he can do is -- because we have on the record quid pro quo with the clintons being paid -- bill clinton being paid a half million dollar from russians people interested in the uranium one deal going big. and we have the clinton foundation getting tens of millions of dollars from the same people involved in the deal. so you've got it right there.
the quid pro quo. my client can put meat on those bones and tell you what the russians were saying during that time about how they were spending money. >> bill: is any of this illegal? it sounds nefarious but is it against the law? >> to pay bribes and kickbacks? yes, it is. there was an indictment based on that. the other thing that's against the law is the quid pro quo of whether the clintons benefited, we know they did, and that would be up for a jury to look at it and say well, was there evil intent? you have a trial going on with senator menendez now. it's the same kind of case. >> bill: when you talk about this gag order being lifted, i know democrats are saying since the president got involved that it's now political anyway and you have to consider that. what would you say to that claim? >> it's adam schiff that's doing it, who has been babbling about that. he ought to go back and read the constitution. the attorney general reports to the president of the united states who is then the chief
executive officer over law enforcement in the united states. i hope the president got involved in this. i mean, bravo to him. unlike president obama, who thought it was just okay to threat en a witness who wanted to give information about corruption. >> bill: threaten is pretty much a headline over the past 24 hours. can you explain to our audience why your client, you believe, was threatened and why would they try and keep him quiet do you believe if that's the case? >> he filed a civil lawsuit to get back the money that he had paid in these bribes out of his own pocket that he did it all under the control of the f.b.i. he did it at their direction. and they told him they would make him whole. he didn't get the money back. he needed the money. so he filed a civil lawsuit long after the criminal case was over and his then lawyer was not me. was called by justice department lawyers and a lawyer from -- working for rod
rosenstein and told if he did not dismiss his case his reputation and liberty were in jeopardy. and you know what? i would have recommended that he dismiss the case given that. >> bill: back in 2009 and 2010 people in washington knew about the deal going down. one was peter king the congressman from new york. he was with us yesterday and issued the following statement about what he remembers eight years ago about this. >> back in 2010 i sent a letter to secretary of the treasury saying i was opposed to this uranium deal. i had no idea there was corruption. i thought it made no sense to give 20% of our uranium supply to a russian government-owned company. i was assured that all investigations were being done properly. if the f.b.i. told secretary of the treasury and secretary of state told the president or told any of them this corruption and bribery and
conspiring, influence peddling was going on how could they have possibly gone ahead and awarded the contract? >> the key sentence it made no sense. how many people knew about this in 2010? >> most of the obama cabinet knew about it because they had to vote on it, the board cfius that approves such a transaction. because it had to be approved by the u.s. government. hillary clinton sat on that board. her -- eric holder sat on that board and my client was being told during this time the white house and f.b.i. were being briefed on his case it and why anywhere back then, bill? well, you know what? abc hasn't called me, cbc or nbc hasn't called me. we have a newspaper called the "washington post". motto is democracy dies in darkness. it hasn't called me.
>> bill: we'll wait the next chapter in this and see what comes of it. thank you for being here today. >> sandra: past members of hillary clinton's inner circle saying they knew nothing about the anti-trump dossier paid off by the clinton campaign and dnc. >> there are a lot of causes for concern. i'm glad some folks in the media are finally talking about the real collusion with russia, with the clinton campaign and the dnc on both of these matters.
to pay for research on donald trump. my next guest says this is only the tip of the iceberg. kimberly strassel, someone who has been writing about this for months now. you have been raising red flags. you say there have been signs along the way. your piece this morning i saw was an i told you so. >> well, look, for a year now we've had people focused on the question of whether or not it was the trump campaign that colluded with or enable russians to interfere in our election. people breathless over the fact that donald trump junior even debated doing something with opposition research. but if you looked at it, the signs were always there. the story was completely opposite. in fact, we now do know that it was democrats who were enabling russians via this dossier sourced by anonymous russians to interfere in our election. but we've known about fusion
all the way since january. >> sandra: who knew? we're showing pictures of john podesta her campaign manager and brian fallon, debbie wasserman-schultz. the new dnc says ask them. debbie wasserman-schultz. >> it is not unusual for a law firm to hire a vendor like fusion on behalf of a client. what would be highly unusual and spend the money with the client's permission. this is not a minor spend. this was one of the most explosive items to come out during this election cycling. the idea that someone very senior at both the hillary clinton campaign and the dnc didn't know about this and expressly sign off on it does not add up. >> sandra: in the wake of all this hillary clinton has been pretty quiet. earlier this week she is on her book tour still and she was
asked about it and she called it a bunch of baloney. there is no truth to it. we really haven't heard much more from her specifically. >> i think you have to imagine because perhaps she knew. why wouldn't that make sense? you have an opposition research firm of yours who comes with these explosive allegations, wouldn't you show the top boss so that she was aware? by the way, i have to think we have to imagine that some of this dossier reporting ended up going to the obama white house as well. which might have been the inspiration behind all of these unmaskings of private citizens. >> sandra: talk about where it goes next. you say the answers are in fusion's bank records. you say they have refused to divulge the names of clients for months now. where does this go? >> right, the only reason that these names came out is because fusion was trying to appease house investigators who want their bank records.
and they decided that whatever is in those bank records is more worth hiding than the names they divulged this week. when we finally get ahold of those bank records. there is a court case about this now it will be revealing to see who else was paying fusion at the same time the dnc and clinton campaign was. is there russian money for instance? who was fusion paying? that will be very relevant as well. >> sandra: something tells me you've come to your own conclusion but you are still reporting the facts and based on what you're reporting you write this morning that fusion gps saga is not over. f.b.i. bombshells are also yet to come. >> this is the other huge part of this is not just that we now know that it was the democrats who got this document and inserted it into our political system but did the f.b.i. rely on this? think about the sweeping powers of the f.b.i. to wiretap, to subpoena, to put people in jail.
did they rely on a democratic commissioned opposition research document that was soursed by anonymous russians to get a wiretap on trump officials? that would be an enormous black mark on the agency. probably the worst going book to hoover. >> sandra: you end the piece by saying this investigation has a long, long way to go. let us hope with revelations too big for even the media to ignore, which is a really important way and an interesting way to end that piece considering we have seen the media somewhat quiet on all of this. >> it's remarkable. your last guest just talked about how few calls she has been getting on the uranium one issue. this is huge and it deserves to be front page news, or at least get the level of reporting that the media has been putting on the other side. which by the way we still need questions answers on the donald trump collusion side as well, too. they should be treated with
equal merit. >> sandra: we know you're a busy person and will keep following this story. we know that and we thank you for coming on with us this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: jon scott comes up next. good day to you, what are you working on? >> good morning. the house as you know passed the 2018 budget about 22 hours ago. now we could see a tax reform bill next week. we'll talk to the chairman of the house ways and means committee, a man politico says who is about to become the most hated man in washington james mattis visits the dmz with a stern warning for north korea. how with kim jong-un respond. a break in the case as florida police search for the murderer in a new neighborhood. could a chilling video hold the clues they need to catch the killer? top of the hour. >> bill: his name fabricated and face and voice altered. living a life among terrorists and how he thinks the war on
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>> bill: interview with tamar el noury. he lives in dangerous zones and targets individuals who are plotting terror on their own. again, his face is in disguise, his voice is altered. what it's like living this double life and also what he thinks of the current state of the war on terror. >> bill: you live a life in a disguise. your name is fake, your
background is fake, your online history is fake. how do you live like that? >> carefully. it is exhausting with the advent of technology and the digital age we live in today. i can't go to a wedding without, you know, pulling the photographer aside. it is exhausting. but it serves a purpose. it isn't just to protect me but to protect people around me. if you and i were buddies and we were out you wouldn't want me on your facebook page, i promise. so it's hard but it's part of the job. >> bill: today we have so much technology, drones, surveillance. but you were doing old school dirty work. and i'm wondering if we're still good at it or not. what do you think the state of our intel is to do the kind of
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